You can hardly go anywhere without hearing about the Coronavirus, or COVID-19. Possibly, the last thing you want to hear right now is that your family--your precious adoptive or foster family--is at risk. Let me explain this further. First: The Trauma the Kids Faced The … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Why Adoptive & Foster Families are at Risk
Parenting Kids Who Have Been Through Trauma
Adoption conferences are a way for adoptive families and hopeful adoptive parents to get training, encouragement, support, and a much-needed break. I mentioned these conferences for adoptive families in chapter 19 of my book, adoption: your questions answered. You may be … [Read more...] about Conferences for Adoptive Families with 2020 Dates
It's official! I am a PUBLISHED AUTHOR. Check! I did it! Guys, this is a book I can be proud of. Really proud of, to the point of tears. I have a giant goal of getting adoptable children into well-prepared and loving homes. I wrote this book with that end goal in mind. I poured … [Read more...] about adoption book is published!
I keep thinking about the part about spanking adopted children in chapter 17 in my book. I wish I would have explained it a little better. In my book, I said: "You cannot spank these kids! ...You will trigger their trauma and they will not believe that you are safe. In these … [Read more...] about Spanking Adopted Children (don’t–here’s why)
photo credit: stevendepolo 2 out of 4 of our kids are adopted. We adopted one when he was 14 months old and the other when she was 14 days old. We feel absolutely blessed to have been able to adopt, and we love our children. We see post-adoption behaviors/attachment “issues” in … [Read more...] about Why I want to write about Life After Adoption